Running your Business

A range of business tools and guidance for supporting and running successful high quality early years childcare. 

Team Around Setting (TAS) 

The Early Years, Childcare & Business Development Service (EYCBDS) provides a core offer of support to Ofsted registered settings with concerns that have been identified by Ofsted, Enforcement notice, LADO & LA MAGEYs.

A TAS Meeting is organised by TAS Lead to address the areas of actions or concerns. Settings are advised to read the TAS Process guidance for more information.  The Focus Improvement Plan (FIP) to be completed as part of the TAS process can be downloaded below.

Download guidance documents below:


Multi Agency Early Years (MAGEY) group

The MAGEY group has been set up to provide a monitoring process to ensure Ofsted registered provisions in Waltham Forest are of a high quality, inclusive and safe and prepare children for their next stage in learning or school.


Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures help and guide all staff working in an Early Years & Childcare setting. They ensure and endorse the well-being of all families, children, staff, volunteers and everyone who is connected to the setting. When policies and procedures are well thought out and, most importantly, implemented they provide common understanding and agreement on how things should be done at the setting.

Waltham Forest Early Years & Childcare team have developed a  range of policy and procedure prompt documents  to support in delivering high quality childcare.


Ofsted registered childcare providers can promote their provision to parents/carers through the childcare directory on the Early Years Provider Portal. 

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